Anxiety is normal stress gone wild
Some people have anxiety all the time. There are reactive forms of anxiety with triggers that start symptoms. Anxiety is a broad term that can include nervousness, worrying, hyper-vigilance and pervasive fear. Anxiety can show up as:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic attack or feeling overwhelmed
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Various fears or phobias
Any anxiety is unpleasant and can be disruptive in everyday life. Normal functioning can lead to limitations in your personal, professional and social life. Anxiety may go along with depression. Being nervous is not fun. Worse, anxiety gets in the way of living your life at home, work or school.
Neurofeedback is very effective with anxiety. All biofeedback shows the nervous system how to calm down. Neurofeedback has lessons that stick with you without having to think about it.
In neurofeedback we both reduce the amount of anxiety you experience, and also strengthen your inherent tools to calm the storm.
You will get both less anxiety and unconscious stress management.
Anxiety is unnecessary
Any kind of biofeedback results in people feeling calmer. EEG biofeedback soothes the racing mind directly. We can continuously detect the busy brain and gently train you to change to another, better way. This happens many times per second while doing EEG biofeedback. The off switch is broken when you have too much anxiety. You want to self-regulate your level of arousal to match the situation. With this EEG biofeedback method, the brain is guided to regulate itself toward normal amounts of arousal.
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If this is an issue for you or someone you know, please contact me to learn if neurofeedback may be an appropriate treatment. We’ll talk briefly on the phone or chat via email and then set up a time to meet. Neurofeedback does not require pills or excessive amounts of talk, and it’s a great option for those who want something more.
“Twenty-four sessions of neurofeedback produced significant improvements in PTSD symptomatology in multiply traumatized individuals with PTSD who had not responded to at least six months of trauma-focused psychotherapy, compared to a waitlist control group that continued to receive treatment as usual… Neurofeedback is a promising change agent for habitual dysfunctional neuronal patterns.”
A Randomized Controlled Study of Neurofeedback for Chronic PTSD
Bessel A. van der Kolk Dec. 2016
“In conclusion, biofeedback of various modalities is effective for anxiety reduction. It is often found to compare favorably with other behavioral techniques and occasionally found to be superior to those and medication alone.”
Evidence-based practice in biofeedback and neurofeedback, Jan, 2008
Medications are weak, neurofeedback is strong.
Neurofeedback Treatment of Depression and Anxiety, August 2005
“Neurofeedback reduced both state and train anxiety in highly anxious subjects…”
A Review of EEG Biofeedback Treatment of Anxiety Disorders., Jan. 2000
Significant improvement in state anxiety at 6-month follow-up.
Alpha Suppression and Symmetry Training for Generalized Anxiety Symptoms, 2009